Member Since: June 25, 2012

Country: United States

  • Ummm, I want a lunchbox!

  • I always thought Airwolf would be cool with lasers!!

  • Actually I appreciate the fact there are no headers. I spent hours pulling the headers off of some Ethernet cards when I needed to wire directly to an Arduino MEGA without stacking them.

  • It should be compatible. Connect the ISP header on the shield with the ISP header (the six pin bundle in a 3x2 configuration near the back of the shield and smack dab in the middle of the MEGA) and they should work as advertised. Oh, and don't forget the SD and CC3000 chip select wires. It looks like they are using D8 for SD card and D10 for CC3000 (which why they didn't use D4 for SD select like the standard Ethernet shield is beyond me). Connect D8 on MEGA with D8 on the shield, and D10 on MEGA with D10 on shield.

  • This brings back some memories for me. I'm probably going to date myself a little but I remember as a young teenager going through the HUGE 18" x 9" x 3" thick Computer Shopper magazine and finding ads for BBS numbers, waiting for my parents to go to work, and then spend most of the day checking out the different BBS'. I am like brennen, I missed out on the days of programming for BBS, but I remember having to call 20 different BBS sites to find that 'one article that talked about this'. Ahhh, the good old days. Those were also the days of looking through the ads and seeing one for a 1 GB hard drive, and the thought through my head at the time was "What on earth would you need that much data storage for?"

  • Robert - I know they are real boxes, I was referring to the fact that they don't go all the way down to the floor. Yes, I realize it shall never be seen on the camera, but when we see only a certain view of things we have to make certain assumptions of the rest of the world and is it oh so earth shattering when a breakthrough is made and we find out our assumptions were wrong. Brennen - I know EXACTLY how you feel. Where I work we go through a LOT of electrical tape, did I mention a LOT? Well over the course of 3 or 4 years I would take every piece of tape I peeled up and wrap it in a ball. It finally got big enough that I was able to use it as a "stress ball" of sorts and it wasn't too much longer that I had it compacted and dense enough to knock holes in thin plywood when you threw it against it. Came to work one day and someone had thrown it away. I can only imagine that by now it would be the size of a basketball and might be able to bust through a wall. Oh well. I'm not bitter about it or anything. Really, I'm not. Seriously, I'm over it. No hard feelings. Now, about that Guinness, no chocolate milk needed now.

  • What! You mean to tell me that that is not a real "wall of red boxes" behind you every week! Oh, the humanity! My hopes and dreams dashed against the rocks for the whole world to laugh at! But no, seriously, I actually thought you like glued a bunch of boxes together is some far off dark corner of the warehouse and that is where you made the videos. I need some chocolate milk, maybe a little Guinness mixed in. Oh, wait. I don't work at a cool place like Sparkfun where I have a keg waiting for me down the hall. Drat!

  • I third NEETS books, especially if you have any interest in any kind of Tube circuits!!

  • I feel so ashamed, I had to go look this up! But once I did, I laughed. Not sure my wife will appreciate it but I think this might just make dinner table conversation tonight! Thanks!

  • I really wanted to enter this contest, but this one is just too good! Can't top it, can't be done. Wouldn't be prudent at this juncture.

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